Posts tagged with 'low carbon'

  • Price Intervention in the EU ETS – Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?

    The European carbon market has recently rebounded dramatically to reach high price levels last seen 10 years ago. Could that trigger Article 29a and lead to measures to manage prices? EU ETS Reforms Trigger A Chain Reaction Reforms to the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the pe...
    Posted 20-09-2018 By: Boris Lagadinov Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • The Positive Side of Negative Emissions

    In recent years, awareness has grown on the need for CO2 removal to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, and companies are increasingly looking to include negative emissions in corporate climate strategies. As a part of Navigant, Ecofys finds that sufficient scalable and affordable options for ...
    Posted 20-02-2018 By: Tom Berg Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • Corporate Climate Leadership at the Dining Table

    Over the last 3 years, 341 companies have joined the Science Based Targets initiative, of which at least 40 are from the food and beverage sector. These companies include household names such as Walmart, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kellogg’s, and PepsiCo, with billions in combined revenue. Why are the...
    Posted 19-02-2018 By: Vincent Hoen Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Cities: The Focal Point of Climate Action

    This blog post was written by Richard Boehnke. Cities are a focal point of climate action, both individually and as signatories to large networks dedicated to climate mitigation (e.g., Covenant of Mayors and C40). However, efforts to pledge support, sign an agreement, and publish a local climate st...
    Posted 10-11-2017 By: David de Jager Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Setting a Circular Blueprint for Business through Science

    The circular economy is a simple idea, but not a small one. It’s key for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) and addressing climate change, as it has the potential to close the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions gap by half. More than 400 participants at the WBCSD Liaison Delegate Meeting in...
    Posted 22-05-2017 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 2
  • Six Steps Closer to Climate Mitigation Finance

    How Can Developing Countries Tap into Climate Mitigation Funds from MDBs and the GCF? The clock is ticking and the world needs a rapid curb of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to avoid surpassing the 2°C threshold. Due to the ratification of the Paris Agreement, countries face the demanding task of implementing policies to decarbonise their economies. The challenge is daunting, especia...
    Posted 12-04-2017 By: Angélica Afanador Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Global carbon pricing - How full is the glass?

    Blog by Maarten Neelis and Noémie Klein, Ecofys, and Shalini Rao and Grace Eddy, Generation Foundation Soon after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, Ecofys started the three-year Carbon Pricing Unlocked (CPU) partnership with the Generation Foundation. Together, we are exploring the role of carbo...
    Posted 04-04-2017 By: Maarten Neelis Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 1
  • Enabling true sustainability with a Circular Economy

    The ratified Paris Agreement of COP21 marked a turning point with unprecedented pledges from world leaders to reach ambitious climate change goals. The focus at COP 22 in Morocco was and over the next few years will be on critical and immediate action. To achieve these ambitious climate goals, we ne...
    Posted 02-02-2017 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Looking for a chain reaction

    How to extend science-based targets along the supply chain? Today, more than 265 companies have committed to science-based targets. These companies are setting themselves climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement of limiting global warming to well below 2°C. Each week, approximately two more companies join the call of the initiative (sciencebasedtarge...
    Posted 16-09-2016 By: Giel Linthorst Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 2
  • Non-state actors account for growing share of emission reductions

    International climate initiatives by non-state actors account for roughly half of the emission reductions pledged by governments, according to our recent assessment for UNEP. Cities and regions provide the larger part of these efforts, companies about a quarter. That is not yet enough to bridge the ...
    Posted 13-07-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0